We are well inside the holiday season and there is a lot of shopping left to do. So what will you get for that special person? Well Freedom Verse Cafe in conjunction with the We Are Greater Than I and The New Word Order teams bring you some of the best stocking stuffers that are perfect for the soul and mind this season and every season.

Rachel Walker's “Walk With Me” is the 2009 debut release from Rachel Walker. The set offers an eclectic and harmonious blend of classic R&B music infused with sophisticated jazz and hip-hop influences. Rachel’s vivid storytelling and sultry vocals take audiences on an impassioned journey of relationships, love, pain and hope. Rachel will touch the hearts, minds and spirits of diverse audiences across the globe with her music and passion for love and life. “Walk with Me” is available in CD and download.

“This Time Around” an EP from one of my favorite poets is far from just a slogan or a silent vow. Iyeoka’s music speaks of the journey that catapults us through the challenges and triumphs, chronicling the trajectory of our lives as an extraordinary people and the changes we’d like to make This Time Around. Filled with a sweet soul vibe reminiscent of Sade and a fresh mix of LIVE and electronic instrumentation, the perfect gift. Available as an iTunes gift here.

“Soul Flower” is the long awaited and anticipated debut release from the multi-talented artist commonly known as Epiphany. This album offers a mixture of poetry and soul fused with melodic productions and harmonious blends. Epiphany’s storytelling and sultry vocals will paint kaleidoscope type imagery on the canvas of listeners. She take's you on journey of relationships, love, pain and hope. She is sure to reach the hearts, minds and spirits of audiences everywhere. “Soul Flower” is available on CD.

“Market 4 Change Vol. II” is the mega release from super nova poet Taalam Acey. This collection of work is a must have on your gift giving list. This double disc of poetry is a rare collection of Taalam's work that covers more than 15 album releases and includes NEWLY remastered and reproduced work, with new material included. Taalam Acy is one of the greatest poets to hit the stage in this era and a holiday list without one of his projects is just a lame list. Market 4 Change Vol. II is available here” on CD.

As a poet, speaker, and journalist Amena Brown’s words excite, ignite and inspire. Whether in front of audiences as intimate as 50 or as sprawling as 20,000, she has something to say that matters. Check out her new album “Live at Java Monkey” available in CD and download versions for a decent price.

Mannie the Poet’s passion for poetry comes from the depth of his soul, and his energetic performance and strength are heart felt within his performances. In this project Mannie touches on topics relevant today and will echo well into the future; speaking on subjects political in nature, love/erotic, and historical. Pick up Mannie’s sophomore album “Reinvention” available today in CD format and download.

Lennelle Moise is collaborating with Kickstarter to raise $5500 before December 22 to bring you “The Expatriate Amplification Project”, a 12-track CD of the music I wrote for my celebrated two-woman play “Expatriate”. Here's a NEW VIDEO: Here and if you like what you hear and see, please spread the word, pre-order the CD and let's reach this goal!

"The End Game" is ten year project from one of the most explosive and dynamic poetry duo to ever hit the stage, and if you have ever been within a 10 mile radius of the Maximum Impact team you'd know I am talking about Max Parthas and his wife Tribal Raine. The End Game is a dynamic collection of prose and poetry in the form of spoken word; designed to ignite and inspire revolutionary change and a jarring wake up call to the truth of the times we live in. Whether in front of audiences or in your earbuds they are going to change the world and that's their end game. Check The End Game in CD and download.

If you remember Poetic Xpressions, if you wanted more from Poetic Xpressions you'll love this project by Sir Charles Cary. This project is a blend of Spoken word poetry, Hip Hop, R & B, Blues, and Classical themes that leave you wondering what you’ve been listening to all this time. What stands out most is the positive message needed in today’s ever declining musical values where misogyny sells, and positivism is pushed to the bottom of the well. Check out “Around the Mic w/ Sir Charles” available in CD and download.

Blake Parker began this project with audio recording of a number of previously unpublished works at the studio of his friend and collaborator Jude Davison. These works were originally created and presented as oral stories. At the beginning of the project the creation of a spoken word archive was as far as things were going to go. This quickly changed as Jude began to create music for the pieces. If you like storytelling laced with a jazzy vibe, then you have to check out Blake & Jude’s “The Terminal City Trilogy 3: Highway Blues” available in CD and download.

EARTHOLOGY is the follow up project to EKLIPSE released in 2004. This CD is a beautiful blend of Spoken Word, Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz. Floyd Boykin Jr., founder and creator of SpokenVizions Magazine and SpokenVizions.com has released an excellent third solo music project. This project is feature packed with artists such as Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Maya Azucena, Tantra-Zawadi, Marc Marcel, Al Caldwell, Tia from Gravaty, Tracy Mitchell, Lamar Harris, Coco Soul, Angela Shaw, Seviin Li, Ms. Nterpretation, El Thought, CHILL, Derek Brown, Tylan, Patricia Daniels, Jacquette M. Boykin, Indigo Lee and Tyrone, and many more. “Earthology” Available in CD and download.

This should be enough to tie you over 'til next week this time...

Remember supporting positive art is supporting the revolution to a positive tomorrow.

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